601 Harris Rd
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Bobby G Lester Elementary School serves 492 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Bobby G Lester Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Bobby G Lester Elementary School's student population of 492 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
492 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Bobby G Lester Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bobby G Lester Elementary School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#665 out of 998 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
47%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
45%
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
14%
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Black
50%
20%
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White
39%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bobby G Lester Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arkansas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education
Profile last updated: 02/24/2022

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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